10. Ulm Minster – Ulm, Germany (8260 square meters) Remaining at 161.5 m high Ulm minster situated in the Ulm city of Germany is the tallest church in the world. This church has an internal range of 8260 square meters. It is also one of great examples of Gothic church design. There are 768 stages to achieve the top of the church. From the top level, the church offers magnificent panoramic view of Ulm city. 9. Basilica Of Our Lady Of Pillar – Aragon, Spain (8318 square meters) This large church has an internal area of 8318 square meters. There are four impressive towers and eleven cupolas in the church. The 15 inches tall statue of Virgin Mary located in holy chapel of the church. Today El Pilar cathedral is one of most visited pilgrimage centers in Spain. A century after it was renovated by Spanish architect Ventura Rodriguez. The final works of pillars of the church completed in 20th century. 8. Church Of The Holy Trinity – Santarem, Portugal (8700 square meters) The Church Of The Holy Trinity is the biggest church in Portugal. It is situated in Santarem region of Portugal. This church has a present day oval outline and internal range of 8700 square meters. The large church can accommodate 9000 worshipers at a time. The church is devoted to the Virgin Mary. It was worked in the between 2004 and 2007 by Greek planner Alenxandros Tombazis. Church Of The Holy Trinity also houses several chapels and 44 confessionaries. 7. Liverpool Cathedral – Liverpool, United Kingdom (9687 square meters) With an internal area of 9687 square kilometers, the Liverpool cathedral is the biggest cathedral in United Kingdom. Extending more than 189 meters in length Liverpool cathedral is also the longest church building in the world. It is a non-spired church that measures 101 meters in height. The interior also decorated with many colors. With 10268 funnels Grand organ of Liverpool church is the biggest operational church organ in the world. Another notable attraction of this cathedral is 67 meter high peal and it is the heaviest and most highest peal in the world. The large cathedral is also known as the Metropolitan cathedral of Christ the King. 6. Basilica Of Our Lady Of Lichen – Konin, Poland (10090 square meters) In Basilica Of Our Lady Of Lichen, ground region of 10090 square meters and height of 141.2 meters Basilica of our woman of Lichen is one of the biggest churches in the world. Basilica Of Our Lady Of Lichen also includes 365 windows, 52 doors and 12 columns which symbolize the number of days and weeks in a year and 12 Apostles respectively. It is situated in Konin city of Poland. The development of the church started in 1994 and took 10 years for the completion. There are 33 stages leading towards the church that speak to early life of Jesus Christ. 5. Milan Cathedral – Milan, Italy (10186 square meters) Milan Cathedral in Milan city of Italy is the second biggest Catholic cathedral in the world. It is also one of the finest examples of Gothic engineering. There are 135 towers in the church. The towers are crowned with statues that represent significant people in the history of Italy. The tallest tower of Milan cathedral stands at a height of 108.8 meters. The tower also mounted with brilliant statue of Virgin Mary. 4. Cathedral Of Saint John The Divine – New York, United States (11200 square meters) Cathedral of Saint John The divine in New York City is the biggest Anglican cathedral in the world. The enormous cathedral has an internal area of 112000 square meters and a length of 183.2 meters. The development of the church building started in 1892. It was originally designed by two popular American architects, George Heins and Christopher Grant Lafarge. The dome crossing of Saint John The divine has a height of 162 feet. The main door of Saint John The divine made of bronze and decorated with 48 relief panels. The cathedral additionally includes a large rose window made of 10000 pieces of colored stained glass. It is the fifth biggest stained glass window in the world and biggest in United States. 3. Seville Cathedral – Seville, Spain (11520 square meters) Seville cathedral in Seville city of Spain is the largest cathedral in the world. The cathedral has an internal range of 11520 square meters. It is one of UNESSCO world legacy locales in Spain and third biggest church in the world. The cathedral is also the final resting place of great Genoese explorer Christopher Columbus. The cathedral was built in between 1402 and 1528 on the site of Almohad mosque, to check the force of the city after reconquista of Iberia from Moors. The central nave of the Seville cathedral stands 42 meters in height. The nterior has grand decoration with gold. One of the major attraction of the cathedral is 45 wooden carved scenes from the life of Jesus Christ. 2. Basilica Of The National Shrine Of Our Lady Of Aparecida – Brazil (12000 square meters) The basilica of our lady of Aparecida is the 2nd biggest church in the world with a floor area of 12000 square meters. It is the most important Marian journey focus in Brazil, situated in the city of Aparecida. The huge church can accommodate 45000 worshipers. Another church on the spot of old shrine was built between 1834 and 1888. Today’s variant of cathedral built in 20th century. The towers of the church rise to 102 meters and its dome is 70 meters high. 1. St.Peter’s Basilica – Vatican City (15160 square meters) St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City is the biggest church building in the world. It extends more than 186 meters long and has an inward range of 15160 square meters. The magnificent main dome of the cathedral is rises to 136 meters high. St.Peter’s basilica is the most important church in Roman Catholism. The huge cathedral can accommodate 20000 prayers at a time. It was redesigned and enlarged in the 15th century by Pope Nicolas V. The 41 meters high dome of St.Peter’s cathedral was designed great Italian artist Michelangelo. St.Peters’s Basilica houses 100 tombs including popes, Roman emperor Otto II and Swedish Queen Christina. There is also a holy door in the cathedral that only open during holy years.
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